E-cigarettes health reports recently reveal that this seemingly “healthy” cigarette alternative may not be as good for users as many would like to believe, and that they might even include a similar number of dangerous carcinogens as regular cigarettes when smoking, Yahoo! reports this Tuesday, Aug. 27. The study highlights in its finding that researchers found that up to 3 out of 10 e-cigarettes had levels of acrolein and formaldehyde that were almost the same as those in standard cigarettes, a shocking discovery for some.
The e-cigarettes health study comes at a time when these electronic cigarettes have become an increasingly well-known substitute for smokers (many of whom may be trying to quit). Although the device also uses heat which vaporizes the nicotine into the body when inhaled, it does not contain the unhealthy tobacco.
Smokers that want to try to avoid some of the dangers and health risks associated with smoking, or in the process of kicking the bad habit, often use e-cigarettes as another option to still get their nicotine fix, while avoiding many of the serious health risks linked to regular cigarette smoking, most notably cancer.
Yet France’s National Consumer Institute magazine released some shocking new findings this Monday, reporting that a majority of e-cigarettes on the market today still hold "a significant quantity of carcinogenic molecules" that could pose a similar danger to these electronic smokers.
The study discovered via its researchers that 3 out of every 10 e-cigarettes still contained high levels of some carcinogenic substances, including that of formaldehyde and acrolein.
Though a banning may not be in order, raising public health awareness or putting limits to the e-cigarettes might be a sensible option, notes the magazine’s editor-in-chief
"This is not a reason to ban them, but to place them under better control.”
Added another statement on the rising popularity of e-cigarettes and the highly believed health benefits of the substituent device in terms of this new study:
"E-cigarettes are more than just a fad," reads a piece from the report. "E-Cigarettes' appeal stems from a variety of perceived advantages over traditional cigarettes, most commonly the perceptions that e-cigarettes are healthier, cheaper, and can be used almost anywhere ... Yet they may have some hidden dangers, including those of carcinogens and other dangers.”
Do you have any insight into the e-cigarette health news? Do you agree with the study’s finding that dangerous carcinogens may lurk in these seemingly more healthy e-cigarettes?